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Annual Tree Giveaway this Weekend

Posted: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 7:22 am

The Washington Tree Beautification Committee is having its annual tree giveaway this weekend.

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MWA Warns of Illegal Dumping

Posted: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 7:19 am

Today is Earth Day and everything from tires to appliances can be found dumped illegally across Iowa,

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Mild Weather Expected to End this Weekend

Posted: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 7:18 am

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Iowa is on pace to have one of the warmest Aprils on Record.

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Corn Prices Fall Amid Good Planting News

Posted: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 7:15 am

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Corn prices took a dive this week in the wake of warm weather that allowed farmers to make major planting progress.

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Practice Safe Grilling

Posted: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 6:26 am


Warming weather means more people are grilling.

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Bridge Repair Project on Iowa 1 Near Brighton

Posted: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 6:24 am


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The Bridge over Highway 1 North of Brighton will have lane restrictions on it next week

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Washington Co. Supervisors Asked to Support Wind Farm

Posted: Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 7:42 am

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press play to hear from Ed Raber of the Washington Economic Development Group

A Kansas based energy company is asking the board of supervisors to issue a letter of support for a wind farm project in Washington County.

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Corn Planting Way Ahead of Schedule

Posted: Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 7:35 am

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Southeast Iowa farmers are leading the charge this planting season.

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Rainy Forecast Welcomed by Produce Growers

Posted: Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 7:34 am

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press play to hear from Sherry Sass

It’s been a nearly ideal planting season for most Iowa farmers. But for vegetable and other produce growers, things are a little on the dry side.

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IRS To Mail Tax Credit Info to Business Owners

Posted: Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 7:23 am

More than 57,000 Iowa businesses are expected to receive information in the mail about new tax credits they’re eligible for through the health care reform legislation.

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Volunteers Cleanup Iowa River

Posted: Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 7:22 am

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More than 30 volunteers with Jon boats and ATV’s descended on the banks of the Iowa River near Columbus Junction over the weekend for a cleanup project in honor of Earth Day.

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Kalona Elementary Playground Improvement Nearing Completion

Posted: Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 6:46 am

The Kalona Elementary playground improvement project is in the final stages of completion.

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WHS’s Langr Named Oustanding Performer

Posted: Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 6:44 am

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A senior at Washington High School has received an Outstanding Performance Award from the Iowa High School Music Association.

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IMS Choir Peforming this Weekend

Posted: Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 6:42 am

Iowa Mennonite School’s 41 voice touring choir is coming to Washington this weekend.

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Loebsack Fires Back at Fox News Commentator

Posted: Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 at 7:25 am

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Eastern Iowa’s Congressman is firing back at a Fox News commentator who called flood recovery funds “government waste.”

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CSA Season is Approaching

Posted: Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 at 7:21 am

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press play to hear from Maury Sass

The distance food travels from the farm to the dinner table is getting shorter, thanks in part to community supported agriculture, or CSA.

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New Library Among Washington Projects Honored by Main Street

Posted: Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 at 6:44 am

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Four projects in Washington are being honored by Main Street Iowa.

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WCSD Expected to Finalize Sale of 90 Acres

Posted: Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 at 6:41 am

Washington School Board members this week are expected to finalize the sale of the 90 Acres property to the city.

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KC STARR To Hold Town Hall on Teen Drinking

Posted: Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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press play to hear from Prevention Educator John Turncliff

Keokuk County Schools Tactics for Alcohol Abuse Reduction or the KC STARR group is sponsoring a town hall meeting on the topic of teenage alcohol consumption.

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WACO Kindergarten Roundup

Posted: Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 at 6:25 am

WACO Elementary is having two kindergarten round up meetings this week.

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